The 11 Best Red-Carpet Looks Of The Year


Well, my favorites, anyway. And 11? Because ten just wasn’t enough!

Zoe Saldana’s Calvin Klein is (as one would expect from CK) simplicity incarnate. And yet, I kept coming back to this image. Would it have been stunning on anyone? Probably not — but this is.

Michelle Williams’ London Erdam adorableness, if you can believe it, won mixed reviews! But could it — and the leopard pumps — be any cuter?

At the Oscars, Nicole Richie’s Reem Acra was pure vintage glam. Vintagey, anyway.

This Met Costume Institute L’Wren Scott was another controversial getup; I think Christina Hendricks was a goddess in cerulean!

2010 was the year of glitz, and none shone brighter than Marion Cotillard’s Costume Institute Dior Haute Couture.

Thandie Newton’s Vivienne Westwood was just edgy enough to keep it interesting as well as beautiful…and you gotta love the pockets.

Half the world channeled Janelle Monae this year, with varying levels of success. At the Black Swan premiere, Leighton Meester showed how it’s done.

Kiki was on fire, clothing-wise, in 2010; this 30s-inflected Chanel Resort was both glam and sweet.

Rihanna took a lot of awesome risks this year; this Grammy was amongst the coolest and cutest.

Diane Kruger’s SAG Award Jason Wu is reminiscent of Michelle Williams’ famous Oscar gown…and could that ever be a bad thing?

This Balmain was understandably ubiquitous in the latter half of 2010, and why not: it’s stunning! Here, Natalia Vodianova.

[Images via Getty]

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